Thursday, October 18, 2018 by JD Heyes
No doubt England’s King George, circa 1776, believed that rebellious British subjects in the ‘New World’ were treasonous for taking up arms against the Crown. The way it turned out, though, was historic: A country was born on the universal principles of self-rule, freedom, and liberty, never before seen in modern human history.
Today, however, another rebellion is brewing in America. But this one is not being led by people who want to set others free. It was sparked by a political party that has decided the only way it can empower itself once more is through the pursuit of lawlessness, anarchy, and – eventually – authoritarianism.
After months of elected Democrats calling on their supporters to “confront” Republicans and “get in their faces,” it has become nearly commonplace to see or read about GOP candidates, elected officeholders and members of the current administration to be threatened, physically accosted, or harmed.
It happened again this week, this time in Minnesota, as the Washington Free Beacon reports, as a pair of Republican candidates were physically assaulted – punched – by extreme Leftist supporters of the Democratic Party.
The news site reported that Minnesota state Rep. Sarah Anderson was literally struck in her arm after she saw a man destroying Republican yard signs. “It was just insane,” she told the WFB, saying the attack only ended after she beat a hasty retreat to her nearby vehicle and got out of there.
“He was charging at me, saying, ‘Why don’t you go kill yourself?’ To have someone physically coming after you and attacking you is just disheartening,” she added.
And over nothing more than political differences.
She wasn’t alone. Shane Mekeland, a first-time candidate for state representative, suffered a concussion after he was sucker-punched in the head by a coward as he spoke with constituents at a restaurant in Benton County. He told the WFB that he’s since suffered memory loss, even forgetting Anderson’s name during his interview with the news site at one point. Doctors said he’ll have a four-to-six-week recovery effort ahead of him. After he was struck at the restaurant, he said his head struck the floor.
“I was so overtaken by surprise and shock and if this is the new norm, this is not what I signed up for,” he added.
These attacks come after the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party suspended (for one week) communications staffer William Davis for suggesting Republicans be brought “to the guillotine” the day after the November elections.
That was far too light of a punishment, according to Jennifer Carnahan, chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party. She said Davis should be fired outright.
“The overt hatred and violence that has become prevalent from many Democrats towards Republicans in recent times is unlawful, unacceptable, and downright scary,” she told the WFB in an email. “Yes, we have free speech and the right to peacefully assemble, but these words and actions by the left have gone too far. … He should have been terminated immediately.”
For his part, Mekeland said he was ‘disappointed’ that the attacks have not been publicly condemned by Democrats.
That’s because Democrats are too busy actually calling for these attacks. Rep. Maxine Waters of California has openly called on supporters to confront Republicans wherever they are found and tell them they’re “not wanted here.” Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has said Democratic supporters should “get in the faces” of GOP lawmakers.
Which begs a question: When will the appropriate congressional entities begin holding Booker, Waters, and every other Democratic lawmaker responsible for dog whistling violence to supporters? Do we have to wait for a Republican to be killed?
Read more about the Left’s rising tide of violence at Violence.news.